The group says designers under the age of 40 and with two commercialized ready-to-wear collections have until January 30 to apply via LVMHprize.com.
For this ninth edition, the semi-finalists will be selected by a panel of experts on March 2. Their work will then be shown digitally, with the public being invited. participate in competitive collections from March 3 to 6.
The winner will receive a cash prize of 300,000 euros along with a year of training on topics ranging from brand financial management and sustainability, to copyright and corporate legal aspects. Karl Lagerfeld Prize winners will also benefit from advice from LVMHof experts and a grant of 150,000 euros.
Launched in 2013 and led by Delphine Arnault, Executive Vice President of Louis Vuitton and a key talent scout for the group, the award features outstanding designers including Nessi Dojaka – who beat 1,900 candidates from 110 countries to win in 2021 – Thebe Magugu, Doublet, Marine Serre and Grace Wales Bonner.
The 2021 runner-up Karl Lagerfeld Prize was jointly awarded to KidSuper designer Colm Dillane; Lukhanyo Mdingi from South Africa and Rui Zhou from Shanghai, the designers behind the genderless Rui label.
Jury members of previous editions include Maria Grazia Chiuri, Stella McCartney, Clare Waight Keller, Marc Jacobs, Nicolas Ghesquière, Kim Jones, Jonathan Anderson, and great Virgil Abloh; as well as the chief executive officer of LVMH Sidney Toledano, president and chief executive officer of the LVMH Fashion Group; Jean-Paul Claverie, advisor to Bernard Arnault and head of corporate philanthropy at LVMH, and Delphine Arnault.
LVMH will also continue to support fashion school graduates, who can apply until March 15. The final three on the shortlist will be invited to join one of the group’s houses in a year. For them, applications are open until March 15, 2022.
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